The Uche Ogah Campaign Organisation has accused the VC ABSU, Prof. Ikonne of playing what it called Ikpeazu’s script.
This is contained in a release signed by the Secretary to the Media Committee of the Organization, Demian Igbokwe. He insisted that the VC’s decision to shut down the university in a deliberate ploy to deny students of the school an opportunity to participate in the upcoming elections, adding that it is also an attempt by Abia state government to rig the election.
He described the act as unlawful and urged the students resist the order and stay back to cast their votes.
See full release below;
ABSU VC PLAYS IKPEAZU’s SCRIPT!
Shuts school down unlawfully!
It has come to our knowledge that the Vice Chancellor of Abia State University ,Prof. Uche Ikonne, has issued a notice of midterm/vacation to the school, thereby forcing the students to go on a compulsory break.
We do not only see this as a tact to rig the general election, as the ABSU polling Unit has a huge number of voters registration, we also see it as a deliberate attempt to disefranchise/deny our youths the opportunity of making their input in the coming election.
Why would ABSU that pulled out of the ASUU strike when it was on going, now turn around to shut down the same school?
We hereby plead with the students, to resist this unlawful act and deliberate partisanship of the VC by staying back to cast their votes!
We will ensure that the relevant authorities are intimated about this ugly development.
Secretary to the Media Committee
UCHE OGAH CAMPAIGN ORG.
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